Evidence-Based Dermatology: Review
September 2003

Applying Trial Evidence Back to the Patient

Author Affiliations

Michael E.BigbyMDRosamariaCoronaDSc, MDDamianoAbeniMD, MPHPaoloPasquiniMD, MPHMoysesSzkloMD, MPH, DrPHHywelWilliamsMSc, PhD, FRCP


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Arch Dermatol. 2003;139(9):1195-1200. doi:10.1001/archderm.139.9.1195

Applying external trial evidence to the patient sitting in front of you in the clinical setting is perhaps one of the most difficult and least discussed steps of evidence-based medicine.1,2 Having unearthed relevant, high-quality, and valid information from clinical trials in relation to a clinical question generated by a patient encounter, you must answer 5 questions to successfully apply such information to your individual patient.3

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